The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 275 257 244
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 132 147 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 6.61% 7.90% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 94 117
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -24.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.05 £25.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £47.10 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1997 1860 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.76% 7.80% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1097 1185
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 155 193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £32.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 25 £411 +9.66% 15
Croydon - 2 £373 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Worcester Park - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 234 (91.41%) VMware
2 212 (82.81%) Windows
3 154 (60.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 139 (54.30%) Active Directory
5 117 (45.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (36.72%) Microsoft
7 81 (31.64%) Citrix
8 77 (30.08%) HP
9 74 (28.91%) DNS
10 73 (28.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 71 (27.73%) MS Exchange
12 66 (25.78%) Linux
13 64 (25.00%) SAN
14 62 (24.22%) SQL
15 56 (21.88%) PowerShell
16 51 (19.92%) SQL Server
17 49 (19.14%) Cisco
18 44 (17.19%) DHCP
19 43 (16.80%) VMware ESX
20 42 (16.41%) IBM
20 42 (16.41%) ITIL
20 42 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
20 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
21 40 (15.63%) XenApp
22 37 (14.45%) UNIX
22 37 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (14.45%) Firewall
23 36 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
23 36 (14.06%) TCP/IP
24 35 (13.67%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 71 (27.73%) MS Exchange
2 42 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (13.28%) IIS
4 23 (8.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (8.20%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.91%) OpenStack
9 9 (3.52%) Tomcat
10 8 (3.13%) Apache
11 5 (1.95%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.17%) Lync
13 2 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.78%) Confluence
14 1 (0.39%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.39%) Drupal
14 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.03%) MS Office
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) SPSS
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.52%) Office 365
2 8 (3.13%) IaaS
2 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.78%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (28.91%) DNS
2 64 (25.00%) SAN
3 44 (17.19%) DHCP
4 37 (14.45%) Firewall
5 36 (14.06%) TCP/IP
6 29 (11.33%) VPN
7 26 (10.16%) VLAN
8 21 (8.20%) LAN
8 21 (8.20%) WAN
8 21 (8.20%) NAS
9 16 (6.25%) NetScaler
10 14 (5.47%) VoIP
11 13 (5.08%) SNMP
11 13 (5.08%) FCoE
11 13 (5.08%) iSCSI
12 12 (4.69%) Internet
13 10 (3.91%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.52%) Multicast
14 9 (3.52%) SMTP
15 8 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.73%) MySQL
6 3 (1.17%) DB2
6 3 (1.17%) Big Data
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.39%) QlikView
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) LoadRunner
1 6 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.56%) JProfiler
3 3 (1.17%) MSI
3 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.78%) JIRA
4 2 (0.78%) Hudson
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 34 (13.28%) Finance
2 22 (8.59%) Law
3 17 (6.64%) Legal
4 16 (6.25%) Retail
5 13 (5.08%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.34%) Banking
8 4 (1.56%) Publishing
9 3 (1.17%) Back Office
10 2 (0.78%) Electronics
10 2 (0.78%) Local Government
11 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (10.16%) Administrator
3 24 (9.38%) Architect
4 23 (8.98%) Analyst
4 23 (8.98%) Consultant
5 18 (7.03%) Server Engineer
6 17 (6.64%) Wintel Engineer
7 14 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.30%) Server Administrator
11 10 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Support Engineer
13 8 (3.13%) Wintel Administrator
13 8 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
14 7 (2.73%) Windows Server Engineer
14 7 (2.73%) Wintel Systems Administrator
14 7 (2.73%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.52%) Middleware
2 3 (1.17%) .NET
2 3 (1.17%) Web Services
2 3 (1.17%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 19 (7.42%) Clustering
3 17 (6.64%) Replication
4 13 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 12 (4.69%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.52%) Video on Demand
7 7 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.95%) AS400
9 5 (1.95%) IPTV
9 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.56%) Open Source
10 4 (1.56%) Spread Betting
11 3 (1.17%) Firmware
11 3 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.17%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.78%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 212 (82.81%) Windows
2 117 (45.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (28.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (25.78%) Linux
5 42 (16.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (14.45%) UNIX
7 27 (10.55%) Windows 7
8 14 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.69%) SUSE
10 9 (3.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (3.52%) AIX
11 8 (3.13%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.73%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.95%) SELinux
14 3 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.17%) CentOS
15 2 (0.78%) VMS
15 2 (0.78%) Solaris
16 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.39%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.41%) ITIL
2 36 (14.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (9.77%) Load Balancing
4 24 (9.38%) Migration
5 20 (7.81%) Service Management
5 20 (7.81%) DevOps
6 16 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.69%) Change Management
9 11 (4.30%) ITSM
9 11 (4.30%) Performance Testing
9 11 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (3.91%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.52%) Data Protection
12 8 (3.13%) Change Control
13 7 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.73%) Server Monitoring
13 7 (2.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.22%) SQL
2 56 (21.88%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.98%) VB
4 16 (6.25%) VBScript
5 10 (3.91%) Java
6 9 (3.52%) VBA
7 8 (3.13%) Ruby
8 7 (2.73%) C
8 7 (2.73%) Perl
9 5 (1.95%) Python
10 3 (1.17%) PHP
11 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (14.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (12.50%) MCSE
3 31 (12.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (6.25%) MCITP
5 14 (5.47%) VCDX
5 14 (5.47%) VCAP
6 10 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.52%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.73%) MCP
9 6 (2.34%) MCTS
9 6 (2.34%) CCNP
9 6 (2.34%) CCNA
9 6 (2.34%) Degree
10 5 (1.95%) MCSA
11 2 (0.78%) CCA
11 2 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.78%) CCSA
11 2 (0.78%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.30%) SLA
2 7 (2.73%) QA
3 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (60.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (54.30%) Active Directory
3 43 (16.80%) VMware ESX
4 40 (15.63%) XenApp
5 34 (13.28%) vCloud
6 26 (10.16%) XenDesktop
7 18 (7.03%) Hyper-V
8 17 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (4.69%) NFS
10 11 (4.30%) ISA Server
11 7 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.95%) XenServer
12 5 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (1.56%) SRDF
13 4 (1.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (1.56%) Xen
13 4 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.78%) Postfix
15 2 (0.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (13.67%) SCCM
2 17 (6.64%) SCOM
3 15 (5.86%) Puppet
4 12 (4.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 12 (4.69%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.52%) Nagios
5 9 (3.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.73%) HP SIM
6 7 (2.73%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (2.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (1.95%) BladeLogic
9 4 (1.56%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.17%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.78%) AppManager
11 2 (0.78%) Legato
11 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.78%) WSUS
11 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 234 (91.41%) VMware
2 94 (36.72%) Microsoft
3 81 (31.64%) Citrix
4 77 (30.08%) HP
5 49 (19.14%) Cisco
6 42 (16.41%) IBM
7 34 (13.28%) NetApp
8 33 (12.89%) Websense
9 28 (10.94%) EMC
10 25 (9.77%) F5
11 21 (8.20%) Symantec
12 18 (7.03%) Oracle
13 17 (6.64%) Red Hat
14 13 (5.08%) Hitachi
15 10 (3.91%) Avaya
16 9 (3.52%) Juniper
16 9 (3.52%) BMC
16 9 (3.52%) Open Text
17 7 (2.73%) RightFax
17 7 (2.73%) Intel
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475 - £529 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Steria
Rate: Up to £19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimbledon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentford
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago